Saturday, April 2, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of March 28, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Highlights from Jane Austen's Bath, a popular recent exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, are now online.
• Parties for plastic: how Tupperware encouraged women to participate in business.
• Blackie, the last Spitalfields Market cat.
• Born a slave, "Stagecoach" Mary Fields was the first African American woman to deliver the mail - and she did it in the Wild West.
• Cape Cod sea captain Elijah Cobb meets the French Revolution's guillotine and lives to tell about it, 1794.
• It's doll wash day for the Bowes Museum's conservation department.
Image: Oldest surviving photograph of London - Whitehall from Trafalger Square, c1839.
• Salaries, dragons, and musk: the surprising origins of spice names.
Swaddling: putting babies in a tight bind.
• Who's keeping an eye on those 18thc Loyalist refugees to Canada?
• From pulp to fiction: our love affair with paper.
• How good is your British English?
Image: Pocket watch recovered from Titanic steward Sidney Sedunary, marking the time he went into the water at 1:50a.m.
• The mysteries of 18thc beds and bedding.
• A purple accident and its vibrant impact on the modern world.
• English friar Thomas Gage's chocolate recipes and regimen, 1635.
• The witch and her bucket: Mary Spencer and the Lancashire witches.
• The university library that protects the world's rarest colors.
Image: Sampler featuring St. Paul's Cathedral, worked by Mary Wearmouth, aged 11, in 1860.
• The 19thc Cutty Sark's crew and the women on shore.
• A rare and elaborate pack of 15thc. playing cards with a hunting theme.
A Sketch from Private Life: Lord Byron's poem about his disastrous marriage.
• In Seattle's Panama Hotel, untold stories of Japanese history remain.
• Just for fun (or not!): Dante's Inferno test predicts where exactly in his Hell you deserve to be.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Liz said...

Thanks for the link to Loyalist refugees in Canada. I'm a descendant of one, and live in the heart of loyalist settlements. The article casts the arrival of those loyalists in a new light.

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